Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant didn't hold back in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
It's been well-documented that KD just wants to hoop, and with the expectation of missing the entirety of the upcoming NBA season due to a torn Achilles, Durant let his frustration run loose on the league and his former teams.
After blowing a 3-1 lead to the Warriors in the 2016 playoffs with the Thunder, Durant joined his conquerer and has been a fixture in the media spotlight ever since. Spending the first chunk of his career quiet and reserved, KD eventually turned on the media, freely speaking his mind and getting into it with reporters.
With Durant being one of the best scorers in NBA history, the game has seemingly come easy to him. All the other aspects of the league? Not so much.
KD has also lost a good amount of his fanbase since gunning it to Oakland three years ago, especially those in Oklahoma City. Not only did he torch the fans like they did his jersey, he scorched the front office and Thunder organization as well, closing the door on any type of reunion going forward.
Though Durant has two rings and two Finals MVP awards, it's never seemed like a hand-in-glove fit in Golden State. The homegrown trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green was organically cultivated, and KD seemed to be viewed as an outsider -- by both fans and himself.
The Nets seem to be a fresh, new start that both Durant and All-Star teammate Kyrie Irving so desperately needed. But considering KD's recent words, he doesn't seem all that interested in coming full circle to be a fan favorite once again, and would rather relish his role as a villain.